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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Damman, Maurice "Moe"

Written by David Green.

Maurice (Moe) William Damman, 78, of Lyons, Ohio, died Jan. 19, 2011, from complications following a stroke that he suffered in September.

Moe was born Sept. 7, 1932, to the late Albert and Hilda Damman, former proprietors of White City Restaurant, where he pumped gas for his father.  He married his high school sweetheart, Betty Clark, on Aug. 28, 1950. Moe was salutatorian of Lyons High School, graduating with class of 1950, and he an active member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Wauseon, Ohio.

Moe was a cabinet maker/finish carpenter by trade and also built seven homes from the ground up.  He retired in 1998 and has since spent winters in Florida so that he could pursue his love of fishing, golfing and card playing year around.

Moe’s faith in God and family values served as examples to many and leaves his family with a strong foundation that will continue to guide their lives.

He is survived his wife; a sister Janice (and Daniel) Schult; children  Joseph (and Debbie) Damman, Susan (and Daniel) Buchinger, Jeffrey (and fiancée Linda Mossing), Nancy (and Gary) Kreuz, Tina (and Rob) Broadway and Dana Damman; grandchildren  Garrett, Kari, Bethany (and Matt), Jacob (and Sara), Christine (and Peter), Kendra (and Eric), Jared, A.J., Sarah, Gina, Emily, Doug (and Allie), Erica, Carly and Jason; step-grandchildren Brittany (and Mike) and Brandon; and great-grandson Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother, Marvin Damman.

Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Wauseon, with the Rev. Charles Althoff officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in the Lyons Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Emmaus Lutheran Church.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Emmaus Lutheran Church or Lyons Fire Department.

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